Skip to comments.Yuba City(CA) Pays Man To Stop Frivolous ADA Lawsuits
Posted on 10/16/2012 10:08:26 AM PDT by matt04
A disability debacle is playing out in Yuba City as officials are paying a man to stay away. And because of it, hes cashing in.
Yuba City officials say the man is attacking small business owners with frivolous lawsuits.
This settlement agreement is the first of its kind in the state, and while it does give the city and businesses a moment of relief from one man, it also opens the floodgates for others to cash in on their decision.
Owners of JJs Tools and Merchandise shop off Gray Avenue say they are relieved a notorious local man will not be able to target their business over Americans with Disabilities Act compliance laws.
Wed probably have to close it down. We do not have the capital; were barely breaking even, owner Jayne Sawyer said.
The city agreed to pay George Louie $15,000 for him to stop bringing frivolous lawsuits against them and area businesses.
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Living an hour away from where this debacle is unfolding, I hope my home town is preparing for the flood gates to be full open. We have a similar person here in Chico, CA, who has filed one frivilous suit after another using ADA as a pretense. Given our extremely liberal city council members, who have nearly bankrupt Chico already, I don’t hold out much hope that this won’t happen here also.
We had one here in Humboldt county doing the same thing.
There’s a woman in the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania area who does the exact same thing through the commonwealth’s “Human Rights Commission”, and has forced a number of small businesses to either spend up to $30,000 each installing ramps and wheel chair elevators, or close their doors for good. Several took the latter option, while another one (a friend of my wife) laid off all her employees, installed the required ramp, and then scaled her hours back to 3-9 per week. It’s a real travesty.
Arctic Circle closes due to ADA lawsuit
Jason Singleton was the attorney who filed a whole spate of these lawsuits for a while here. Haven’t heard anything about him for a while. Probably moved over there.
If you want to see how I wasted $300,000 fighting for YOU, against your own government < http://www.wnd.com/2004/02/23105/ > scroll down to ADA and AIDS, my interview to see how awful this has been perverted..
Penn & Teller Bull****! Handicap Parking pt 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbujdj8ZGao
Penn & Teller Bull****! Handicap Parking pt 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIfwvg7f_Gs&feature=relmfu
Penn & Teller Bull****! Handicap Parking pt 3:
I've said for the last 10 years that every family should have at least one member that is an attorney because given how easy it is to sue based on absolutely nothing.
Indict a ham sandwich and all that...
It is knuckleheads like this that make things difficult for those of us who have a disability. I see it all the time.
As for Yuba City — get yourself some decent attorneys who actually know the ADA because it specifically states that no business should be made to anything that would cause undue harm to the business or the facility.
Yuba City is being taken for a ride by extortion artists.
Love that word.
They posted on their web site the guy had filed over 500 ADA lawsuits.
In the “good old days” a grifter like this would be escorted out of town. Now they are allowed to profit on the misery they inflict on others.
What a world.
Wow! Government intrusion run amok.
Has anybody sued the Federal government challenging the law itself as unconstitutional? It violates the 5th because it is a taking, it violates the 1st becasue it violates freedom of association and it violates the tenth, by giving a power to the feds which is reserved for the states. If nothing else businesses threatened by this awful law could band together and challenge it, on mass, and keep the matter tied up in court for decades.
Indeed.. The real tragedy is the boy at the center of this mess was a nice kid that had been a IV drug user at 12yrs old and had turned his life around, but later discovered he was infected..
He died within a year of this scandal.. He apologized to me and told me that they threatened to keep him from free medical treatment.. Cruel bastards..